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John Kent ‘Jack’ Kane, II


John Kent Kane II (Jack) of Yorktown, VA, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Jack was born May 11, 1934 in Bryn Maur, PA, and in 1956 married Nancy Claire Baumes. Jack was predeceased by his parents Frank Paul and Levina Hammond Kane, and his sister Pauline Astor Kane. He is survived by his wife Nancy Kane, his sons John Kent Kane III (Gale), Robert Tenney Kane (Mary), and Evan Paul Kane. He is also survived by his brother Peter Bayard Kane (Sandra), three grandsons and two granddaughters.
Jack graduated from The Haverford School, Washington and Lee University, and completed graduate studies at Virginia Tech. He served in the US Marine Corps and was a lifelong Marine. Jack was a consulting hydrogeologist, retiring as President of Russnow-Kane and Associates, Inc. He enjoyed travel, having visited many parts of the world, and especially loved vacationing with his family on Ocracoke Island, NC. Jack was also an enthusiastic sporting clays shooter and instructor.
Jack was an avid sailor, and was involved in many organizations, including having served as past Captain of Division 6 Coast Guard Auxiliary, past Commander of Hampton Roads Power Squadron, member and past Commodore of Seaford Yacht Club, and member of Hampton Yacht Club. In addition, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Grafton, the SCV, the St. Andrews Society of Williamsburg, the Clan MacDougall Society, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, and was the current Recorder-in-Chief of MOLLUS.
Jack never met a stranger and was a legendary conversationalist. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and they will greatly miss him.
Funeral services will be at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2pm (reception at the Parish Hall to follow and parking is on available on Duke of Gloucester St). The family would like to thank the nurses at Mary Immaculate Hospital for their love and kindness. A special thank you to Dr. John Bryant and Dr. John Mattern for their care through the years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bruton Parish Church (P.O. Box 3520, Williamsburg, VA 23187) or to the charity of your choice.

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